Irvine, CA – November 2, 2015 – CrowdStrike Inc., a cybersecurity technology firm pioneering next-generation endpoint protection, today announced that George Kurtz has been awarded the 2015 ISSA President’s Award for Public Service by the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA). As the only independent forum dedicated to advancing the development of cybersecurity professionals, their organizations, and critical infrastructure worldwide, ISSA has fostered many of the industry’s most respected leaders and is driving the future of the cybersecurity profession.
“We congratulate George Kurtz as a 2015 honoree in recognition of his superior commitment to cybersecurity as a field and his accomplishments in driving unmatched innovation in the industry. An internationally recognized leader in cybersecurity, a highly accomplished author, and a serial entrepreneur, Mr. Kurtz has made remarkable personal impact on advancing the information security community,” said Andrea Hoy, President of ISSA. “As the CEO of CrowdStrike, Mr. Kurtz has completely revolutionized the way companies approach endpoint protection and left a lasting mark on the security industry as a whole.”
“I am incredibly honored to be recognized by ISSA for this prestigious award. This is a great validation for what we at CrowdStrike have been able to accomplish: we’ve built an enduring company with truly innovative technology that equips organizations with the most effective means to prevent and detect cyber attacks,” said George Kurtz, CrowdStrike’s Co-founder and CEO. “I started CrowdStrike with a mission to revolutionize the approach, technology, and products available to comprehensively combat cyber attacks. It is incredibly rewarding to be recognized for the positive impact we’ve been able to make on businesses worldwide.”
Kurtz is an internationally recognized security expert, author, entrepreneur, and speaker. He has more than 22 years of experience in the security space, including extensive experience driving revenue growth and scaling small and large organizations. His entrepreneurial background and ability to commercialize nascent technologies has enabled him to drive innovation throughout his career by identifying market trends and correlating them with customer feedback, resulting in rapid growth for the businesses he has run. He also co-authored the best-selling security book of all time, Hacking Exposed: Network Security Secrets & Solutions.
CrowdStrike™ is a leading provider of next-generation endpoint protection, threat intelligence, and pre- and post-incident response services. CrowdStrike Falcon® is the first true Software-as-a- Service (SaaS) based platform for next-generation endpoint protection that detects, prevents, and responds to attacks, at any stage—even malware-free intrusions. Falcon’s patented lightweight endpoint sensor can be deployed to more than 100,000 endpoints in hours, providing visibility into billions of events in real time.
CrowdStrike operates on a highly scalable subscription-based business model that allows customers the flexibility to use CrowdStrike-as-a-Service to multiply their security team’s effectiveness and expertise with 24/7 endpoint visibility, monitoring, and response.
The Information Systems Security Association (ISSA)® is the community of choice for international cybersecurity professionals dedicated to advancing individual growth, managing technology risk, and protecting critical information and infrastructure. ISSA members and award winners include many of the industry’s notable luminaries and represent a broad range of industries—from communications, education, healthcare, manufacturing, financial, and consulting to IT—as well as federal, state, and local government departments and agencies. Through regional chapter meetings, conferences, networking events, and content, members tap into a wealth of shared knowledge and expertise. Visit ISSA on the web at www.issa.org and follow us on Twitter at @ISSAINTL.